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Meet the Online Dietitian & Nutrition team @ Sports & Spinal

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Tarni Sanewski

Dietitian

Tarni is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by inspiring healthy diet and lifestyle choices using a patient-centred approach. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics, Tarni has since had clinical experience working with acute cardiac and respiratory patients in the hospital. Special interest areas include rehabilitation, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and gut health.

Outside of work, Tarni enjoys hiking, climbing mountains, exploring new places, drawing and photography. She is always experimenting with new foods, recipes and keeping up to date with the latest research in nutrition and dietetics.

Tarni is available for Dietetic appointments at our Buderim, Kawana, Sippy Downs, Chermside and North Lakes locations

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Ricki-lee Driver

Dietitian

Ricki-lee is passionate about supporting and empowering clients to achieve their health-related goals. Since graduating with an Honours in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Ricki-lee has obtained experience across a variety of sectors including private hospitals, aged care facilities, private practice, and specialist teams. Ricki-lee applies a patient-centred approach to enable clients to overcome health barriers and facilitate diet and lifestyle independence.  Ricki-lee has special interests in adult and childhood obesity, bariatrics and disability.

Outside of work, Ricki-lee enjoys rock climbing, spending time with family and friends and experimenting in the kitchen.

Ricki-Lee is available for Dietitian appointments at our Buderim, Nambour, Maroochydore and Coolum locations.

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Samantha Kiorgaard

Dietitian

Samantha studied a Bachelor of Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast and is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. Samantha provides a warm and understanding environment in which she supports clients on their journey to improved wellbeing and quality of life. With her knowledge of food and medical nutrition therapy, she encourages sustainable eating behaviours and provides dietary advice that is guided by a client-centred approach, tailoring to the individual needs and unique background of each person. Samantha believes that food doesn’t have to be complicated in order to lead a healthy lifestyle and is meant to be enjoyed. Samantha has special interests in weight management (including the Health At Every Size approach), chronic disease management, gastrointestinal issues and elderly nutrition.

Samantha is available for Dietitian appointments at Chermside, North Lakes and Redcliffe.

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Laura Irwin

Dietitian

Laura is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who is passionate about improving health, promoting recovery and preventing disease by simplifying nutrition messages to enable an individual to integrate strategies into their everyday life. Graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Bachelor of Dietetics, Laura has since gained a wide variety of clinical experience in a rural setting and is excited to build upon this in Hervey Bay. She loves that there is always more to learn in the field of nutrition and is continuously motivated by the conversations she gets to have with patients.
Outside of work, Laura enjoys swimming, hiking and making coffee to enjoy with friends.

Laura is available for appointments at our Hervey Bay clinic.

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Melissa Ibrahim

Dietitian

Mel studied a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University Gold Coast. With her love for food and nutrition, Mel is passionate about sharing her knowledge and empowering her clients. Her interest areas include bariatrics, weight loss, gastrointestinal disorders and chronic disease management. Mel welcomes all clients regardless of referral type and is available online and in our Springfield and Woolloongabba clinic.

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Kate McMahon

Dietitian

Kate is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist who is passionate about providing expert dietary advice and medical nutrition therapy for a wide range of health conditions and nutrition-related issues. Graduating from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kate’s food philosophy is centred on the ideology that all food should be enjoyed in a balanced lifestyle with a focus placed on eating whole foods. Kate provides tailored, evidenced-based dietary advice to reach your personal goals. Special interest areas include weight management, chronic disease and gastrointestinal health.

All patients are welcome including GP referred, NDIS, DVA, Work Cover and privately paying. Kate is available for dietitian telehealth appointments.

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